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Jan 24, 2013 6:00am EST
coats, subcommittee on homeland security, he'll be addressing america's foreign policy objectives and how they might be affected amid debt and deficit concerns. this is just getting underway. >> before we start. you have to completely turn off, pot just put on -- not just put on vibrate, all those do dads like cell phones and blackberries. otherwise it'll interfear with the sound system, and you wouldn't want to miss a word i'm going to say. if you would like to use an ipad, there is -- you can do that outside. there's a space, i guess the folks outside the doors will direct you. there's an overflow room where you can see a live feed of the meeting. so you don't have to worry about that if you want to use one of those devices. and in contrast to some of our other meetings in the past, this one so on the record. is so don't blurt something out that you don't really mean or you can't defend later on, because it can be used against you. with that, let's welcome our guest, senator dan coats, who doesn't need push of an introduction -- much of an introduction. he's, obviously, somebody you
Jan 25, 2013 6:00am EST
america's debt limit. we now depend on outgoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our governments reckless fiscal policies over the past five years, our federal debt has increased by three and a half trillion dollars, to $8.6 trillion. would love to have those numbers today. since then we now have a $16.4 trillion debt, nearly doubled in six years. in fact, since this president has become president, 2009, he has added more than, more than four times, more than 4 trillion, more debt in four years, excuse me, than the previous president did in eight. so to the forget, quick question. was the president right? is this a failure of leadership? is there a better direction? >> i certainly think he was right that we ought and to continue to run the store based on borrowing. there's a lot of ways you can pay your debts. and they don't all conclude -- >> but since he made that speech it's gotten worse. he's done nothing to change the trajectory. it's gotten worse. so was the president right? is it a leadership that are? >> i would agree with that, it is. >> congressman, i'm woul
Jan 23, 2013 7:30am EST
foreign policy with respect particularly with respect to former yugoslavia republican of mass done ya, and turkey, and care to comment about people in greece who are encouraging closer relations with israel some because they have fallen out with turkey? but i'd like to get some idea who how you view current foreign policy in greece. >> translator: i could tell you that -- is that a country doesn't have continue newty in the foreign policy. we going to come not to do a 180 and turn everything around, but able to give a multidimensional and active tone to our foreign policy. during my meeting with the u.s. ambassador, earlier this week, he told me what does it mean? what is multiidimensional and active foreign policy mean? greece is a country in europe but it's not like the other european countries. we're not lucky enough to be bordered by sweden. our borders are a hot bed. a hot area in the met mediterranean basin inspect is an area that is historically has been a region where there have been attempts to assert one's claims and make attempts associated with the special geostrategic pos
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